Reflections of 2014: The year at Penn State in photographs

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Reflections of 2014: The year at Penn State in photographs

Reflections of 2014: A gallery highlighting some memorable moments and significant events at Penn State over the past year.

  • The Penn State Blue Band performing their traditional pregame show prior to a football game on a fall afternoon at Beaver Stadium. As 2014 comes to a close and we march forward to a new year we offer a gallery of photos reflecting memorable moments, events, traditions and people at Penn State from the past year.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-THON

    2014-Year in review-THON

    The 42nd Penn State Dance Marathon raised $13,343,517 in 2014. Through the years THON has raised more than $101 million to support children battling pediatric cancer and their families.

    Image: Laura Stocker Waldhier
  • 2014-Year in review-Childrens Garden

    2014-Year in review-Childrens Garden

    The Arboretum at Penn State opened the newly completed Children's Garden in 2014, a unique space for exploring nature, fostering wonder, and celebrating the plants, animals, and geography of central Pennsylvania.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Anthropology

    2014-Year in review-Anthropology

    Jonathan Hanna examined a mask worn in an ancient, Mexican Day of the Dead ceremony on display at the Matson Museum of Anthropology located in 208 Carpenter Building on Penn State's University Park campus. Visit for more information and museum hours.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Pink zone

    2014-Year in review-Pink zone

    The a cappella group 'The Statesmen' serenaded breast cancer survivors during halftime festivities at the 2014 Penn State Lady Lions Pink Zone basketball game at the Bryce Jordan Center.

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
  • 2014-Year in review-wheelchair basketball

    2014-Year in review-wheelchair basketball

    Penn State's Office of Disability Services organized and hosted wheelchair basketball weekly at White Building on the University Park campus. Although the games were designed for disabled athletes to participate, anyone who wanted to experience the sport was welcome.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Ag Progress

    2014-Year in review-Ag Progress

    Miniature horses were put through their paces on the first day of Penn State's 2014 Ag Progress Days at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Center in Rock Springs, PA. Ag Progress Days were held Aug. 12 through 14.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Lightning

    2014-Year in review-Lightning

    A lightning strike near Beaver Stadium was caught on camera by photographer Jacob Deflitch as a storm rolled into the valley on the evening of Sept. 30, 2014.

    Image: Jacob Deflitch
  • 2014-Year in review-World Cup

    2014-Year in review-World Cup

    Madison Kejas, right, dressed in stars and stripes to watch the USA vs. Germany World Cup Soccer game in the lobby of the HUB-Robeson Center on the afternoon of June 26. Kejas, a junior at Penn State, was one of more than 300 fans watching the match on the big-screen television in the lobby of the HUB-Robeson Center.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Graduate

    2014-Year in review-Graduate

    A graduate makes her way from the Bryce Jordan Center following Penn State commencement ceremonies. Penn State awarded more than 20,000 diplomas to graduates in 2014.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Special Olympics

    2014-Year in review-Special Olympics

    Penn State hosted the 45th annual Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games in 2014. Special Olympian Ernie Roundtree, of Monroe County, lit the ceremonial 'Flame of Hope" during opening ceremonies with help from fellow athlete Joseph Gormley and Commander Scott Shubert of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Croke Park Classic

    2014-Year in review-Croke Park Classic

    The Penn State Lionettes led the Blue Band through the streets of Dublin on August 28 during a pep rally held prior to the Croke Park Classic football game. Penn State defeated Central Florida 26-24.

    Image: Hannah Byrne
  • 2014-Year in review-James Franklin

    2014-Year in review-James Franklin

    James Franklin became the head football coach at Penn State in 2014 guiding the Nittany Lions to a 6-6 record and an invitation to the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27.

    Image: Cameron Hart
  • 2014-Year in review-Time Capsule

    2014-Year in review-Time Capsule

    A sorority beanie from 1956 was just one of many Penn State artifacts released from a time capsule found in the dedication block of Hibbs Hall on the University Park campus. The time capsule was sealed into the residence hall entry way in 1957 and was opened during a ceremony in July of 2014.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-ROTC 9-11

    2014-Year in review-ROTC 9-11

    A joint service detail of Penn State ROTC cadets raised the American flag during a ceremony to honor and remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Names of victims of the attacks at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and Shanksville, PA were read aloud on the morning of Sept. 11 outside Wagner building on the University Park campus.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Homecoming Queen

    2014-Year in review-Homecoming Queen

    Kenya Crawford reacts as the announcement is made that she had been named Penn State's 2014 Homecoming Queen during halftime festivities at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 27.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Power plant

    2014-Year in review-Power plant

    Cutting torches were used to take down steel beams to support the removal of old boilers from Penn State's power plant in preparation for the facilities conversion to natural gas in 2014.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Harvest Moon

    2014-Year in review-Harvest Moon

    A Harvest Moon illuminated the evening sky above the fountain at the Arboretum at Penn State on a crisp October evening.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Penn State Centre Stage

    2014-Year in review-Penn State Centre Stage

    Carrie A. (C.J.) Johnson, rehearsing a scene from the Penn State Centre Stage production of 'Into the Woods' at the Pavilion Theatre on the University Park campus.  Johnson portrayed the witch in the musical retelling of Grimm classics. Penn State's School of Theatre produced a variety of plays and musicals throughout 2014. Visit for more information.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Dr. Bundy

    2014-Year in review-Dr. Bundy

    Director of the Penn State Blue Band Dr. O. Richard Bundy announced his retirement, effective in June of 2015, after more than 30 years with the university. In addition to directing the Blue Band, he is director of the Concert Band, teaches courses in conducting, marching band techniques, instrumental music education, and band literature.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-Research

    2014-Year in review-Research

    Tony Jun Huang, professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State,  examines a chip that had been formed by acoustic waves in his Millennium Science Complex laboratory.  Research at Penn State provides students the opportunity to work with world-class faculty in labs, studios and in the field.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • 2014-Year in review-White out

    2014-Year in review-White out

    A 'White Out' crowd welcomed the Nittany Lions onto the field at Beaver Stadium prior to the Ohio State game on the evening of Oct. 25.

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